Monday, October 2, 2023

Book Tour and Giveaway: Self Publish a Book in 10 Steps and Market It! by Hank Quense


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Book Details:

Book Title:  Creating Stories by Hank Quense
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 106 pages
GenreSelf Help, ​
Publisher:  Strange Worlds Publishing
Release date:  April 1, 2017
Content Rating:  G 
Book Description:

Do you have a story in you?

Do you know how to write it or how to tell it? Creating Stories has the answers. Hank Quense, the author of more than twenty books, tells you how to do it. He believes that stories come from the melding of three elements: getting ideas, story design and story-telling. Ideas have to come from the author. Creating Stories covers the last two. The book concentrates on developing characters including such rarely discussed requirements such as a dominant reader emotion and the character's biography. Plots are also covered in depth and a number of graphics are included to illustrate complex points. Another topic discusses subplots and how to utilize them and how to nest them within the main plot. A separate chapter discusses the relationship between the plot and the emotional arcs. Other topics covered are: character arcs, scene design, point-of-view, writing voice.

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After Creating Your Story:

Book Details:

Book Title:  Self-Publish a Book in 10 Steps: And Market It by Hank Quense
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 88 pages
GenreSelf Help ​
Publisher:  Strange Worlds Publishing
Release date:  Dec 1, 2021
Content Rating:  G 

Book Description:

Self-publishing a book is difficult.

This book simplifies it by breaking down a self-publishing and marketing project into 10 steps. This step-by-step process will get your book published and initiate the pre-launch marketing.

Hank Quense has written and self-published over twenty books, both fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of the Author Blueprint Series of books. The Series concentrates on providing valuable guidance on fiction writing, self-publishing and book marketing. Self-publish a Book in 10 Steps is Book 6 in the series.

The book details such vital tasks as developing a compelling book description, building an author platform and getting book reviews to list a few.

Learn the ten-step process that will self-publish and market your book!

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Meet the Author:

Hank Quense has self-published his books for over 12 years. His non-fiction books cover fiction writing (Creating Stories), self-publishing (How to Self-publish and Market a Book, Self-publish a Book in 10 Steps), marketing (Book Marketing Fundamentals) and author business (Business Basics for Authors).

He also lectures on these subjects in schools, libraries and on webinars.

Hank recently started The site provides solutions to pain points (problems) for fiction writers, self-publishing authors and authors who are trying to market their books.

Connect with the Author: Website X ~ Facebook Pinterest YouTube ~ BookBub ~ Goodreads

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My Review: 

I have previous read Creating Stories by Hank Quense and was excited to read another one of his books, Self Publish a Book in 10 Steps: And Market It. I believe that Mr Quense does a great job to break it down on how to self publish a book. For me, I found it was easy to read and I was able to understand his tips on how to begin. Throughout the book, readers will find out the following:
The importance of manuscripts, beta readers, and budgeting
Getting help from professionals
How to use the best keywords, writing book blurbs and book descriptions
Social media and website presence
Uploading files
Reaching out to reviewers
Having contacts
Being constantly be present to continue marketing
I like how each of the chapters and steps are clearly explained. I once again feel inspired to get started on my own writing journey. 

I will be giving Self Publish a Book in 10 Steps: And Market It a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it for aspiring writers who are looking for advice from an experienced author on how to begin their own journey. I would love to read more book writing advice from the talented Hank Quense.

I received a digital copy of Hank Quense’s Self Publish a Book in 10 Steps: And Market It from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion. 

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